A well-defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. When people look in the mirror, most focus on the size and shape of their noses, their ears, their sagging jowls, or fine wrinkling of the skin. But even though few examine their chins with the same discerning eye, having a “weak chin” is certainly not an asset.
Surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty, or surgery of the nose, are often the first to suggest that changes in chin size or shape may enhance a profile as much as rhinoplasty. It is common for the facial plastic surgeon to recommend chin surgery-such as a chin implant-in addition to nose surgery when the surgeon sees that chin augmentation is necessary to achieve facial balance and harmony. Fortunately, this is a relatively straightforward procedure that can make a major difference for patients in San Francisco and beyond.
Your consultation can help you decide on the type of surgery or reduction that addresses your concerns. Dr. Jacobs can also provide information on new medical techniques for chin surgery and offer recommendations for supplementary surgery that can ensure the greatest improvement.
Whether you are interested in a chin implant or related surgery for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified facial plastic surgeon is important. During the consultation, Dr. Jacobs will thoroughly examine your chin and jaw to pinpoint problems. In some instances, he will suggest a chin implant as a supplement to rhinoplasty because a small chin can make the nose appear larger.